Storms and Hurricanes

The National Weather Service Wants You to take a ‘Safe Place Selfie Day’ on Wednesday

The National Weather Service Wants You to take a ‘Safe Place Selfie Day’ on Wednesday

Wednesday is Safe Place Selfie Day, and the National Weather Service is asking people in the United States to take a selfie in a safe placeand share it on line.  The day is intended to raise awareness for making preparations for extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes and tornados.
The weather service is asking the question, “If there was one extreme weather preparedness action you want your loved ones to take, what …

Powerful Spring Storm to Make Travel ‘Difficult if Not Impossible’

Powerful Spring Storm to Make Travel ‘Difficult if Not Impossible’

A major spring storm is bringing blizzard-like conditions with snow, rain, and flooding across the western Plains and Mountain States including Wyoming, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
The central United States currently faces ice storm warnings, winter storm warnings and watches, and severe weather advisories as of Sunday morning.
The storm is expected to bring several feet of snow and “hazardous travel” to the central Rockies and High Plains, the national weather service …

‘Long Duration’ Winter Storm to Bring Snow and Ice to Northeast

‘Long Duration’ Winter Storm to Bring Snow and Ice to Northeast

Yet another major winter storm is heading for the Northeast, as other parts of the country recover from brutally cold temperatures that left millions without power or heat.
The weather system will bring additional flight delays and cancellations following a week during which hundreds of thousands of travelers have been stranded where they are. Road conditions in much of the country remain hazardous and drivers are urged to stay off the highways …

At Least 14 Dead as Winter Storm Upends Travel and Power

At Least 14 Dead as Winter Storm Upends Travel and Power

Thousands of flights across the United States were cancelled and hundreds more delayed as record-setting cold weather along with snow and ice pounded the central and southern parts of the country.
At least 14 people in four states are dead as a result of the record-setting deep freeze, including a ten-year-old boy who fell through ice and three people who were killed by a tornado associated with the storm in North …

Punishing Storms Bring Snow, Record Cold Temperatures From Coast to Coast

Punishing Storms Bring Snow, Record Cold Temperatures From Coast to Coast

Powerful winter storms struck large parts of the country over the weekend, from the Pacific Northwest to the Mid-Atlantic. Winter storm warnings and ice storm warnings were in effect over the weekend from Seattle to Southern New Jersey, with many areas reporting dangerously low temperatures.
Hundreds of thousands lost power as snow and ice blanked the northwest, knocking down trees and wreaking havoc on roads and highways.
Portland, Oregon, was the hardest …

The End is Near for Europe’s Deep Freeze

The End is Near for Europe’s Deep Freeze

The deep freeze that has enveloped much of the European continent over the past week is finally coming to an end.  Much of region reported sub-freezing high temperatures, although one country, Greece, enjoyed spring-like weather.
Air travel was largely unaffected given the coronavirus pandemic-induced drop in flights and increase in travel restrictions there.
Germany, which has been experiencing the coldest February since 2012, has seen temperatures plummet as low as -16° F …

Fast-Moving ‘Freight Train’ Winter Storm Hammers Northeast

Fast-Moving ‘Freight Train’ Winter Storm Hammers Northeast

Days after a blizzard struck much of the northeastern United States, leaving up to 35” (89 cm) of snow in some areas, a second winter storm was blasting the region with heavy snow and accumulations of up to 10” (25 cm) of the white stuff.
“It’s going to be coming in like a freight train,” said Steven DiMartino, the head of a private meteorology company based in New Jersey, on a forecast …